Cristo Rey High School Boston

Cristo Rey Boston Appoints Dr. Amy Ryan as Interim Principal

Cristo Rey Boston, an innovative high school in Dorchester, MA serves students of limited economic resources by providing students an opportunity to earn tuition through its Corporate Work Study Program. One of 35 high schools throughout the country utilizing this education model, Cristo Rey Boston boasts 100% college acceptance and a college completion rate of 59%, well above the norm for students in the same socio-economic bracket.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ryan to the Cristo Rey Boston community,” shared Kevin Kraska, President of Cristo Rey Boston High School. “It is evident by her extensive experience and values driven mindset that she will be a great addition to the leadership team and our school.”
Dr. Ryan, a highly regarded educator, comes to Cristo Rey Boston from the Archdiocese of Boston’s Catholic Schools Office, where she served as Deputy Superintendent. Dr. Ryan will support the high school in an interim capacity until such time that a principal is identified.
Superintendent at Archdiocese of Boston, Kathy Mears stated, “Amy has been an asset to Catholic education in Boston and I am confident that she will continue to lead with distinction, creativity, and passion.”
Dr. Ryan brings extensive experience in curriculum development, and effective adaptation of technology to enhance student learning. She is ready to support the mission of the high school and the needs of the faculty and students.
Dr. Ryan earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College after completing her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College and Master’s degree in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
About Cristo Rey Boston
Cristo Rey Boston is a Catholic high school exclusively serving families of limited economic resources. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive community, Cristo Rey Boston prepares its students to succeed in college and beyond with the core values of dignity, perseverance, growth and generosity.
About the Cristo Rey Network
The Cristo Rey Network® empowers thousands of students from underserved, low-income communities to develop their minds and hearts to become lifelong contributors to society. By providing students an extraordinary college preparatory education and a unique four- year, integrated corporate work study experience, we seek to transform urban America one student at a time.
About the Archdiocese of Boston
The Archdiocese of Boston is the fourth largest archdiocese in the United States and is the spiritual home for more than 1.8 million Catholics. Since July 2003, Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., has led the Archdiocese through unprecedented events with a focus on healing and rebuilding the local Church. Centered in of one of the world’s great cities – Boston – and spread across 144 communities in eastern Massachusetts, the Archdiocese of Boston is an ethnically diverse and spiritually enriching faith community consisting of vibrant parishes, well performing Catholic schools that are educating more than 46,000 students annually and a social service outreach that is helping to assist more than 200,000 individuals each year. Mass is celebrated in more than twenty different languages each week.